C&D Zodiac

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C&D Zodiac Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
86 Reviews
2.4
86 Reviews
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Jude Dozor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • People are leaving a few every month to go work for the old owner of C&D, I say good bye (in 6 reviews)

  • A great place if you're a recent grad (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management is typically promoted based on who they know, not what they know (in 8 reviews)

  • cliquish, low pay, no advancement, nepotism and plagiarism (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Design Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac

    Pros

    Friendly, chill place to work. Room for growth

    Cons

    Low pay, disorganized, getting a raise is hard

  2.  

    IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Currently unknown to complete the cons section

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Quickest Turnover Anywhere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Planner in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Aerospace work is cutting edge and very interesting. There are a number of very talented people to learn from. Quiet little town with a moderate climate.

    Cons

    There is constant pressure for the organization to perform at an unrealistic output. Company structure and policy evolve on a monthly basis. Advancing to higher positions only provide slight increases in salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to invest in the workforce. The product is too difficult to be made by underpaid people with little experience or motivation to stick around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management

    Former Employee - Engineer in La Palma, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in La Palma, CA

    I worked at C&D Zodiac

    Pros

    You have a job, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management making bad decisions, high turnover rate for production employees, engineers leaving left and right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Plenty of work to do, long hours, never ending changes, family business mentality transitioning to big global thinking.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac

    Pros

    Plenty opportunities for young people, they like fresh and new ideas, let's go and try culture.

    Cons

    Pay below than market average. No overtime pay for salary employees, 10% yearly bonus is unreal, totally unreal. Meetings meetings meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people, pay better and results will be evident.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dead End, False Hope

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planner in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Planner in Marysville, WA

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    No Pros what so ever

    Cons

    Terrible pay, No chance for advancement, Over worked, high expectations, company wide no one works as a team everyone is only looking out for themselves and to place blame on others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like they are actually human beings, have the right personnel so your programs aren't consistently failing, get the correct amount of quality and quantity employees to succeed, and pay your employees at least industry minimum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dysfunctional at best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Santa Maria, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The contemporaries are good, educated people. We work well as a team and sem to get the job done as best as we can.

    Cons

    Production people are low class and work in a sweat shop environment. extremely passive/aggressive and very low moral. The management is almost not aware of the animosity going on in the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your heads out and quit treating people like crap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    great training

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Gainesville, TX
    Former Employee - Stress Engineer in Gainesville, TX

    I worked at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good training, great co workers, decent benefits.

    Cons

    middle management is not conducive to one's career growth. You cant expect much after 10 years of work and grow very little in terms of career. Managemental changes happens every now and then and too many new faces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some real management and promote new blood. Show employee value and dont disregard when someone plans to leave the company after years of service. Experience is vital in your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to learn quickly. But don't expect deliverables.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get in with a good title.

    Cons

    Extremely unorganized. Lack of strategic view for managers. Contradicting goals driving operations struggles. Worst openeration I have ever seen. Deep coulture of the "old ways".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great people, extremely unorganized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Supply Chain in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Supply Chain in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at C&D Zodiac full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people by far are the glue to this company. From the old C&D Aerospace days, the people are the heart and soul of the entire culture.

    Cons

    Upper management at the VP level. It is a good ol' boys club led by a bunch of people who provide no direction and don't actually lead their teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. But this time, clean from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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